Edmonds Sister City Commission accepting applications to chaperone Japan trip next summer

The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission.

The 2014 delegation chaperones, Edmonds School District teachers Karyn Heinekin and Phil Onishi, recently shared highlights of their trip with the Edmonds City Council. They both expressed what a “fabulous opportunity this was for them to travel to Japan and experience the Japanese culture” and also talked about “building lasting relationships with many of the people they met in Hekinan”.

You can get an application packet with information about Hekinan, background on the program and a sample itinerary in the following ways:

– Visit the Sister City webpage at www.escc.edmondswa.gov and click on Exchange Programs.

– Call or email Carolyn LaFave at 425-771-0247 or carolyn.lafave@edmondswa.gov.

– Visit Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N/, Edmonds, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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